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Obama: Nuclear Deal Does Not Depend On Iran Recognizing Israel

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 6 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday poured cold water on an Israeli demand that a nuclear deal between world powers and...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Iran Vows To Retaliate After Israeli Strike Kills Iranian General

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

JERUSALEM, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An Iranian general killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria was not its intended target and Israel believed it was attac...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Israel Strike Underscores Security Concerns In Syria Beyond ISIS, Upping Stakes For U.S. | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An Israeli-linked airstrike in Syria on Sunday is drawing attention to an element of the messy Syrian civil war that the U.S. has tried ...

Iranian TV Shows Off Allegedly Downed Israeli Drone

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ADAM SCHRECK | Posted 10.25.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A crash scene aired on Iranian state television Monday purported to show the wreckage of an Israeli drone shot down near an Iran...

Awesome! Chris Hayes Brilliantly Explains Lobby's Effort to Sabotage Iran Deal

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

Last night Chris Hayes described why 16 Democratic senators are trying to undo President Obama's most significant foreign policy achievement -- the nuclear agreement with Iran -- by imposing new sanctions on Iran to torpedo the deal.

Iran's FM Calls Netanyahu A Liar

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday called the leader of Israel a liar who requires deception to promote his policies, saying Iran will...

Netanyahu & the Lobby Cowboy Up For War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The only thing that has changed in Iran since Netanyahu last did his war dance is that Iran has elected a new president who, unlike his radical predecessor, seems determined to tamp down tensions in the region.

Iran's Former Prez: 'We Are Not At War With Israel'

AP | NASSER KARIMI | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's influential former president says his country is not at war with archenemy Israel, the media reported Monday, in the latest dep...

A Lull in the Iranian Crisis?

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Stephen Schlesinger

Ever since last year's U.S. presidential election race ended, the much-discussed concerns over Iran's nuclear build-up have vanished from the national debate. A sudden shroud over Iran, however, does not mean that the dispute is going to go away. The Iranian spectre will pop up again in unexpected ways.

Iran: Our Drones Reahed Israel By Dozens

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- A senior Iranian military official claimed Tuesday that Iranian-made surveillance drones have made dozens of apparently undetected fli...

Iran-Israel: Build Trust, Don't Bomb

Rachel Citrin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Teen
Rachel Citrin

Israel and its allies need to recognize Iran's right to enrich uranium to an agreed-upon level. Ultimately, compromise is needed from both sides.

Making Iran Into Enemy Number One

Fariba Amini | Posted 11.06.2012 | World
Fariba Amini

Iran is not an exemplary country by any measure, and it is far from having a representative government. It has a dismal human rights record but it is preposterous to claim that it is the biggest threat not just to Israel and the United States but to the world.

Israeli Experts: Attacking Iran Will Ravage Israeli Economy

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It is time for the United State to act like Israel's ally, rather than Netanyahu's, and prevent any attack on Iran. In fact, I believe that is precisely what Obama is quietly doing. He just needs to make sure that Netanyahu gets the message.

In Secret War in Iran, Some Rules Restrain the Mossad

Dan Raviv | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Dan Raviv

Aimed -- it seems -- at keeping America's attention firmly on the unacceptable danger of Iran building nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are hinting that an Israeli attack on Iran could come at any time.

Deep-Sixing the China Option

Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett

Since talks with Iran over its nuclear development started up again in April, U.S. officials have repeatedly warned that Tehran will not be allowed to "play for time" in the negotiations. In fact, it is the Obama administration that is playing for time.

Is Israel Determined to Bomb Iran, Nukes or No Nukes?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.02.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Neither Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu nor his Minister of Defense Ehud Barak wants anyone to believe that they consider the war option dead.

Spearing Another Sacred Cow

Rep. Keith Ellison | Posted 05.26.2012 | Media
Rep. Keith Ellison

It's happened again: I said something that speared a GOP sacred cow and the right-wing Twitterverse is losing its cool.

Obama's Split Views on Iran's Atom Bomb

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

If Israel believes it can set back the Iranian program substantially and if it perceives Western efforts to pressure Iran are not progressing fast enough to stop the Iranian program, Israel would be acting first to defend itself. But it also would be serving the interests of the Middle East, the U.S. and the wider world.

NY Times: Attack on Iran Could Blow Back Here at Home

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

A better question a legislator can ask himself is whether it is worth losing American lives in an unnecessary war because a president is constrained from utilizing diplomacy to prevent it?

Don't Let Iran Be a Second Iraq

Jamal Abdi | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Jamal Abdi

Just as with the lead-up to the Iraq War, the pathway to war with Iran will be paved with false assertions, self-fulfilling saber-rattling and political weakness that might seem insignificant now, but will in retrospect turn out to be disastrous.

Keith Ellison and Walter Jones Stand Up for Diplomatic Engagement With Iran

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.25.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

Largely missing from the recent political debate, until now, has been a full-throated defense of diplomatic engagement with Iran towards negotiated agreements that would resolve or mitigate international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.

Senators Forcing Obama to War With Iran

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.23.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Presidents need latitude to make decisions affecting matters of national security (another name for matters of life and death) and, until now, all presidents have been afforded it, as provided for in the United States Constitution. But, in the case of Iran, the rules are changing.

Don't Bomb Iran, Contain It (Like the USSR)

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The fear campaign that surrounds Iran is about Israel's intense worry that a nuclear Iran would inhibit Israel's freedom of action throughout the Middle East, taking away its ability to do whatever it wants whenever it wants to.

Iran War: What Is AIPAC Planning?

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
MJ Rosenberg

The idea of another Middle East war is so outlandish that it seems inconceivable it could actually occur.